Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 2015 Focus


For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

II Corinthians 10:3-5 (KJV)


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I hosted our first prayer gathering on August 29th, 2015.  During that same weekend the movie War Room released in theaters.  I saw it the following weekend with my family and it was truly awesome! If you've not already seen War Room, I encourage you to do so!  It is so worth experiencing. With that in mind, this month's scripture focus felt very appropriate.

One of the main actresses in War Room was Priscilla Shirer.  She is a dynamic minister of the word and has authored a number of books.  One in particular is titled The Armor of God.  Below is an excerpt shared from her book.  I hope it will help to activate the words of 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 in your life as we strive to take our thoughts captive.

"When Paul instructed us to “take every thought captive” (2 Corinthians 10:5), he employed a tone that expresses continuous, ongoing action. So we must understand that being successful at this endeavor will be a lifestyle, not a one-time event. Taking thoughts captive means controlling them instead of allowing them to control you. It means actively replacing the enemy’s thinking with God’s thinking at every opportunity. When the enemy’s lies enter, immediately consider them in light of the freely given benefits package of your salvation inheritance. Resist the urge to agree with or rehearse the negative thought. Instead replace it—repeatedly, diligently, and verbally—until eventually that brick in our stronghold comes tumbling down.
And, listen to me—it will come down. No matter how long or how difficult this journey has been for you, your vigilance in this area of your life will pay off. Because God Himself will see to it."



Other links related to our Thoughts, Warring in the Spirit and Prayer:


Officially,
Lena


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